Tod Browning / The Monstrous Parade
84 pages, 20,3 x 25,4 cm, softcover, spiral binding (English/French)
“And now, folks, if you'll just step this way, you are about to witness the most amazing, the most astounding, living monstrosity of all time.” The collection of Enrico Praloran comprises production set images and publicity stills from American director Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks. The movie tells the story of Hans (Harry Earles), a circus “midget” who forsakes his fiancé Frieda (Daisy Earles) for a “big woman”—the meretricious trapeze aerialist Cleopatra (Olga Baclonova). When “Cleo” learns that Hans has come into a fortune, she conspires with her lover Hercules (Henry Victor), the circus strongman, to marry Hans and poison him in order to inherit his riches...